Betty Jo Knous, 70, passed away in Edmonds, Washington on January 6, 2019. She was born on April 22, 1948 in Big Spring, Texas. She was a beloved mother who will be dearly missed. She is survived by her daughter Keli Nelson and grandson Jeremy Nelson Powell, and her daughter Shelly Philio, Greg Stewart (son-in-law), and granddaughters Kimberly Suzanne Philio and Jessica Nicole Philio, Jose Munoz (Grand son-in-law). And great grand daughter Nicole Suzanne Philio, James Philio (Son-in-law), and her sister Yvonne Ash, Bill Steagald (brother-in-law), as well as many other friends and family members. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to either the American Liver Foundation or the Susan G. Komen Foundation. A memorial service will be held in her honor on Friday January 11, 2019 at 1:00pm, at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home, 11111 Aurora Ave, N Seattle, WA 98133.
"My heartfelt condolences to the Knous family. May the God of all comfort strengthen and comfort your family during this time. Those who pass on, God will keep in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. He never forgets. (Psalm 116:15)
With deepest sympathy,
"To my Nani, you know how very much I love you. I cannot express the pain inside me right now. You are a beautiful Angel dancing the jidderbug in the clouds just laughing because it?s so beautiful there. I can hear you singing all the silly songs you always sang to me when I was young. Looking back, all I remember is the fun times you gave me. Going to the bank that time, we laughed so hard because we could not get the round piece out of the thing at the bank. We swore we were on candid camera. Lol. You are so funny and brought so much joy to my life. We traveled everywhere we wanted to go. Your now in heaven driving a convertible, just laughing with the angels as the wind blows through your blond hair. I love you and I miss you very much!
"My sister Betty gained her wings yesterday much sooner than any of us wanted. She was my best friend and my heart is broken. She loved joining Bill and I for dinner when she lived upstairs. She would say "I am eating in Yvonne's Gourmet Cafe". If we were gone she wanted to know when the Cafe would open again. We had so much fun. She was a social butterfly and touched everybody's heart that were lucky enough to meet her. She had so much love to give. She loved family most of all. Her daughters Shelly and Keli, her grandchildren, Kimberly, Jessica, and Jeremy, and lived for her great granddaughter Nicki. She loved her niece Jen with all her heart and was the best Auntie ever to Jen's boys, Sam and Milo. Family was her thing.
I love you so much!
Sing with the Angels. I will join you one of these days.
Your sister forever, Yvonne "